MP Blames Authorities for Disturbances

EXHIBITION : CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT 1968-69

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Michael Keogh of the Nationalist Party blames the rerouting of the civil rights march by the police and government for the disturbances in Newry.

  • Title
    Police Blamed for Disturbances
  • 1st Broadcast
    12/01/1969
  • Contributor
    Donal Kelly (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:43
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    MP Blames Authorities for Disturbances
  • Extended description

    Michael Keogh believes that this parade was unlike any other parade in that people were absolutely united in agreement that the parade should go ahead on the agreed route. For some unknown reason the police stepped in and stopped the parade from going down part of the route. When the police were asked for a reason for the change of route, Keogh says they were met with "cold indifference" by the police.

    The parade included protestants, unionists and nationalists, and Keogh argues that the violence erupted as a result of police intervention. All the traders along the route had signed a declaration allowing the parade to go ahead along the original route.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News report by Donal Kelly, who speaks to Michael Keogh, MP with the Nationalist Party about the disturbances in Newry. This report was broadcast on 12 January 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Civil Rights Movement, Police, RUC, Michael Keogh, Nationalist Party, Newry,
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    N181/0069B
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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